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Gorky Park, Bauman Garden, Vorontsovsky Park and other public places where you can find exciting activities in autumn – read this article.

Making autumn fun is easy, especially if you plan well in advance. Admire Moscow from a height of 35 meters or master a new hobby? Or maybe get acquainted with the art of Indian artists or visit a real submarine? Moscow parks offer visitors a lot of entertainment, all that remains is to choose an activity to their liking, which will help brighten up an evening or weekend.

Visit exhibitions and touch the history

In many parks of the capital, exhibition spaces are open, and the expositions are constantly changing. For example, in the Bauman Garden you can see the exhibition “Eldorado. Indian Treasures ”, which presents more than 100 genuine artifacts demonstrating the heritage of pre-Columbian civilizations and the art of contemporary Indian artists. The exhibition “Dali and Picasso” is also open here. It features the originals of Pablo Picasso’s cubist portraits and ceramics, as well as the famous surreal scenes of Salvador Dali. Exhibitions are open daily from 12:00 to 22:00. You can buy tickets at website garden named after Bauman.

The Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve is IV Triennial of Textile Art and Contemporary Tapestry… On the territory of the park, you can see 12 author’s installations, made using the technique of hand weaving, not only from textiles, but also from plastic, cellophane, reinforced lattice, metal and wood. The park is open daily from 06:00 to 24:00.

The Museum-Estate “Lyublino” hosts an exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci in 3D”… Visitors will be able to visit the artist’s studio, where, using virtual reality technologies, they will see the creator’s animated inventions: a multi-barrel cannon, a mechanical drum, a boat with rowing wheels and others. You can visit the exhibition on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the sessions start at 12:00 and 16:30. An appointment is required by phone: +7 985 250-49-49, +7 495 350-15-53.

Master a new hobby

A large number of studios and clubs work in the parks all year round. A new hobby is a great way to deal with the fall blues.

On weekends in Izmailovsky Park near the monument to V.I. Lenin can ride in a horse-drawn carriage or on horseback, a pony. If there is a desire, there is an opportunity to learn horseback riding on the horse yard of the park. Outbound skiing takes place on weekends and holidays from 11:00 to 18:00. You can sign up for horse riding training at website… No registration is required for skiing.

Pottery master classes for adults are held at the Green School club in Gorky Park. You can buy a ticket here… Every Wednesday in the workshop, under the guidance of a professional ceramist, you can create your own product – dishes or interior items. Here there is even a real potter’s wheel.

View the city from a bird’s eye view

On amusement area Sokolniki Park operates a 35-meter-high Ferris wheel, like a 12-storey building. Its cabins are completely closed and have panoramic glazing: from the top point, a view of VDNKh and remote parts of Sokolniki Park opens. The wheel runs daily from 11:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 10:30 to 20:00 on weekends.

You can take a look at Izmailovsky Park and its surroundings from a height of 30 meters by taking a ride on small ferris wheel… You can see the mesmerizing views of the golden autumn forest every day from 11:00 to 19:00. The Ferris wheel does not work under adverse weather conditions.

Ride the rides

In some parks, attractions do not stop working even after the end of the summer season. Open all year round theme park “Alice” in Vorontsovsky Park, where children will especially like. Here you can go to the Mad Hatter’s tea party, find out what Alice felt while falling down the rabbit hole, and meet Dodo. The theme park is open daily from 11:00 to 20:00. It may be closed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

In Perovsky Park amusement rides more classic and designed for a more adult audience: there is an autodrome, an attraction “Caterpillar”, a pneumatic shooting range and many other entertainments. The park is open from 11:00 to 19:00.

Izmailovsky Park also has attractions for children… You can visit them daily from 11:00 to 19:00. The schedule is subject to changes due to weather conditions.

Visit the museum

There are museums on the territory of some parks. Gorky Park has its own museum. The exposition “Gorky Park. The Beginning ”, which tells about the life of the park under the leadership of the first director Betty Glan. Full of ideas and energy, the girl embodied projects that had no analogues either in the USSR or abroad. It is the first decade that is considered the golden era in the history of the park. During a visit to the museum, you can go up to the observation deck on the arch of the main entrance. Gorky Park Museum and the observation deck are open from 11:00 to 23:00 (ticket offices are open until 22:00) every day, except Mondays.

V Sokolniki Park Museum you can get acquainted with the history of not only one of the largest parks in the capital, but also the district of the same name. Sokolniki is a cult resting place for tsars and secular summer residents, Soviet workers and modern citizens. Therefore, in parallel with the history of this place, you can study the culture of Moscow leisure at different times. The museum is open from 15:00 to 19:00 Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends.

In the park “North Tushino” guests Museum of the History of the Russian Navy can visit a real submarine, get acquainted with its structure, as well as inspect the Eaglet ekranoplan and the Skat air-cushion assault boat. In addition, you can visit the exhibition pavilion with displays “Pages of Maritime Glory. Submariners “,” Greatness and depth “,” Pages of sea glory. Domestic naval commanders “. The museum is open from 11:00 to 19:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and from 13:00 to 21:00 on Thursday. Monday is a day off, the last Thursday of the month is a cleaning day.

Visit palaces and royal chambers

Excursions are constantly held in Moscow parks, where they tell about the history of these places. You can visit them in Gorky Park, Sokolniki park, museum-reserves “Tsaritsyno”, Kolomenskoye and in museum-estate “Kuskovo” – they take place here every week. Slightly less often, excursions are held in other parks.

In Gorky Park, for example, this year there were excursions on a comfortable electric bus, and in Tsaritsyn, Kolomenskoye, Kuskovo you can visit palaces and royal chambers.


As long as the weather permits, you can continue to exercise outdoors, such as running in the evenings in the park or doing Nordic walking. Volleyball, basketball and workout grounds, skate parks are open in the parks throughout the year.

Sports centers have been opened in some natural areas of the capital. For example, in Sokolniki Park you can learn how to play football, volleyball and tennis on the indoor areas of the center sports entertainment “Leader”.

There is a cultural and sports center in Gorky Park. There are many free workouts here – running, yoga, football, longboarding and other sports. Needed pre-registration.

Detailed information about the events taking place in city parks is published on their official websites.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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